Fluoride is a nutrient that our bodies need for growth and development. However, it also helps to reduce the incidence of tooth decay and is effective in decreasing tooth sensitivity. If fluoride is taken internally during childhood when teeth are being formed, it is incorporated throughout the enamel of the teeth, helping to make them less prone to decay. Once teeth have erupted, fluoride taken internally has little effect on the structure of the tooth. For that reason, we recommend using of fluoridated toothpastes and/or mouth rinses. The fluoride works in tandem with your saliva to re-mineralize tooth enamel and fight decay. Grand Rapids Dental Care may also suggest fluoride in a stronger form for patients with high rates of tooth decay, extensive dental work, or sensitive teeth.
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